Posts Tagged "park"

Portland, Oregon

Apr 09 2017

Portland had been on my bucket list for a while. Ever since I heard it was a city of gardens, I wanted…

Lyon

Dec 11 2016

Lyon was not my favorite city in France. I feel like a traitor francophile for admitting I’m not a great fan of the…

Charlotte, North Carolina

Aug 07 2016

The Queen City is a vacationer’s delight. If you’re like me and enjoy packing a lot into a long weekend, Charlotte is a…

Chicago Gardens

Jun 19 2016

Urbs in horto. It’s a Latin phrase meaning “City in a Garden” and the motto of Chicago, a city of skyscrapers, shopping…

San Diego

Apr 24 2016

San Diego was one of those surprising destinations where you encounter so much more than you expected. It’s trite to say there’s…

Lookout Mountain

Apr 17 2016

Straddling the Georgia-Tennessee border, Lookout Mountain isn’t your typical 2,392-foot mountain. This lofty peak is home to three famous tourist destinations: Ruby Falls,…

Tallulah Gorge

Nov 22 2015

Tallulah Gorge may be the most stunning state park in Georgia. It’s a 1,000-foot chasm with rushing water (kayakers love it) and…

Freeman’s Mill Park

Nov 15 2015

Fall comes late in Georgia, but by mid-November the leaves are shifting into brilliant shades of carmine and copper, pale blonde and fiery…

Arabia Mountain

Nov 08 2015

Who would expect this eerie, lovely landscape so close to Atlanta? The site of a former granite quarry, Arabia Mountain is now a…

Wild Animal Safari

Oct 25 2015

Eye to eye with a 15-foot giraffe — it doesn’t happen every day, unless you’re at Wild Animal Safari, that is, where…